Today in history for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014


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Posted Online: Feb. 14, 2014, 8:29 pm
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2014. There are 319 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: The shameful and unprovoked assault on the editor of this paper by a mob led by Maj. J.M. Beardsley is arousing deep indignation throughout the city and county.
1889 -- 125 years ago: M. Lee Galt was elected president of the Illini Club.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Adelphic Literary Society of Augustana College joined the Illinois Association of Literary Societies.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Six Carbon Cliff homes are under quarantine because of smallpox, and some of them have more than one patient ill with the disease.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Brotherhood Week begins tomorrow. Launching the weeklong observance will be a Day of Brotherhood program at 3 p.m. tomorrow in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Moline. Speaker will be Charles L. Smith, professor of Old Testament at Drake Divinity School, Des Moines, Iowa.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island-Milan School Board on Tuesday voted to sell the abandoned Franklin Junior High School for $500 to a group of local churches that hopes to use the building for adult and youth programs.

















 



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  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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